PlaceHopton Tunnel, nr Wirksworth, Derbyshire (1)
Date24 Jul, 1880,
Railway CompanyLondon and North Western Railway (Cromford and High Peak Railway)
No of Fatalities3
Cause of AccidentTunnel roof collapse
Brief description of eventsDuring construction of the line, the roof was blasted to remove stone so that it could be bricked over in an arch. A large piece of rock fell and killed the three workers.
Source/Bibliography/Further ReadingHigh Peak News, 26th July 1880
GOULD; John; 42; Railway labourer; Wirksworth; DBY; Left pregnant wife and children. Brother, Peter
HALLOWS; Joseph; 38; Railway labourer; Middleton; DBY; Left pregnant wife and 8 children. Brother in law, Peter
SWINDELL; Isaac; 50; Railway labourer; Brasssington; DBY; Left wife and 5 children.